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John Keats
October 31, 1795 - February 23, 1821
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?


You are always new, The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.


It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.


There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.


You speak of Lord Byron and me; there is this great difference between us. He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine. Mine is the hardest task.


I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.


I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.


Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.


A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.


The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.


What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.


Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.


Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.


The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.


I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.


With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.


Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.


Love is my religion - I could die for it.


He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.


There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.


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